Tiffany Stone

$31.00

Clear Thinking

Embrace truth and release false thoughts.

Be rational, practical and well organized.

Understand feelings and express your needs.

Heal your pain with gentleness and wisdom.

Let Tiffany Stone invite you to reimagine life!

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Healing Properties of Tiffany Stone

Spiritual: Tiffany Stone has a very smooth and orderly energy, that shines a bright light into our spiritual life and helps us to reach our full potential.  It combines rationality with intuition so that we can understand spiritual truths very clearly and to know what we are meant to do on a practical level.  It encourages us to calmly but intently, examine our patterns of thought, word and action, and to assess whether these habits are serving us well.  Tiffany Stone shows us that the little choices we make in our daily life have a tremendous impact on our spiritual wellbeing.  If we are being negatively affected by other people’s beliefs and dogmas, Tiffany Stone helps us to cast those energies aside and stand independently.  If we see injustice or oppression, Tiffany Stone pushes us to stand firmly against it.  If there are words that need to be spoken, whether about spiritual topics or the mundane, Tiffany Stone helps us to speak clearly, confidently and concisely.  It is attuned to the Third Eye and Crown Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Leo, Capricorn and Pisces. It is connected to the element of Water and Wind and vibrates to the numbers 2, 5 and 77.

Emotional: Tiffany Stone brings a calm, competent and happy energy into any situation.  It teaches emotional intelligence, particularly in our romantic relationships.  It encourages us to be loving, passionate and loyal to our partner, while also giving each individual plenty of room to grow and be true to themselves.  It reminds us that that the best relationships are interdependent, where each person cares and takes responsibility for themselves as well as supporting the wellbeing of their loved one.  Tiffany Stone invites us to enjoy life’s little pleasures and to notice all the things that make our heart happy.  If we have suppressed any emotions, Tiffany Stone gently brings them to the surface where they can be examined and processed.  It helps us to think through our feelings and to express our needs and desires clearly.  If we need help identifying and properly naming our emotions, Tiffany Stone offers us gifts of discernment and increases our emotional vocabulary.

Mental: Tiffany Stone is a wonderful stone for clear thinking.  It swiftly dissolves chaotic and disruptive energy that clouds our judgement.  It strongly challenges any negative mental patterns, biases, and unsupported conclusions.  Tiffany Stone encourages practical common sense, always asking us to thinking out thoughts all the way through, rather than leaving them half-baked.  If our thoughts end on a ridiculous note, Tiffany Stone helps us to discard the thought rather than doubling-down on it.  Tiffany Stone invites us to entertain new ideas and to be willing to reimagine how society works, rather than insisting things stay the same.  It encourages creativity and a love of learning.  It shows us how to effectively challenge the status quo and achieve our goals.  Tiffany Stone reminds us that there is always more to learn and ways to grow.  When we are designing anything, Tiffany Stone reminds us to make it beautiful as well as functional.

Physical: Tiffany Stone is recommended for anyone who has complex healing needs, involving both the body and the mind.  For example, a situation involving a traumatic injury or illness or as a result of abuse.  Tiffany Stone helps us to recognize the full extent of the damage and to calmly assess what is required in order to bring us back into full health.  It may encourage us to seek help from doctors or to get rid of negative influences and habits.  It may push us to make big changes or gently ask us to be more patient and kind to ourselves.  Tiffany Stone is a particularly powerful talisman in situations when we’ve lost heart and feel like we don’t have the will to continue fighting.  Tiffany Stone softly teases us to be a little less dramatic and a lot more sensible.  It reminds us that full healing takes time and the sharp pain of trauma will soon lessen if we give ourselves a safe place to heal.  As a talisman, Tiffany Stone is also recommended for handling eye problems, particularly if we are scared we might lose our vision.  It remind us that our vision is more than just what we see with our eyes and gives us courage to face the future and trust that we will be alright.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Tiffany Stone

Tiffany Stone, Utah, USA

Rock Family: Sedimentary Gemstone
Major Mineral: Fluorite, Opal
Minor Minerals: Bertrandite, Beryllium, Chalcedony, Manganese

Color: Purple and blue, often swirled with white
Gravity: 3.3-3.5
Hardness: Typically 4, may be harder depending on silicate mineral contents
Luminescence: Green (long and short wave), may also be blue depending on mineral content 
Texture: Sub-vitreous, resinous, waxy
Transparency: Translucent to opaque

Location: Tiffany Stone is a rare variety of Fluorite found only in Utah, USA

snowflake-obsidian mine locations

Rock Family: Tiffany Stone is not a mineral, but rather a rock. An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients like flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! Tiffany Stone is a rare variety of opalized-Fluorite, which often has swirling veins and spots of Bertrandite, Chalcedony and Manganese.  The main mineral, Fluorite, belongs to the Halide mineral family, a group of minerals which consists of metals combined with common halogen elements. The most famous member of the Halide family is Halite – better known as common table salt!  Fluorite is the second most well-known, and is found worldwide in a rainbow of bright colors, including vivid shades of purple and blue.  The purple coloring on Tiffany Stone is always from Fluorite.  Dark blue areas may be Fluorite or Chalcedony.  The white sections are the most varied geologically speaking and can be Fluorite, Chalcedony, Bertrandite or Dolomite.  Any thin yellow veins in Tiffany Stone is Bertrandite, while any black spots are Manganese.  

Formation: Tiffany Stone is formed when a metal, most likely silver but possibly lead, combines with Calcium and Fluorine in a water-soluble solution.  This solution settles into sedimentary soil and eventually hardens, leaving little gemstone nodules in the sedimentary rock.  Normally this process would result in pure Fluorite, but in this case nearby hot springs ensures that the groundwater which seeps into the sedimentary soil and rocks is particularly rich is silica acid.  The silica-water settles on top of the Fluorite nodules and overtime the water disappears and the silica gel that is left behind opalizes the Fluorite.  A similar process occurs in the case of opalized fossils.

Brush Wellman Beryllium Mine

Mining: Tiffany Stone is mined at the Brush Wellman Beryllium Mine, in central Utah, USA.  The mine is one of the most important sources worldwide for Beryllium, a soft silvery-white metal used primarily by the aviation industry to create light-weight cogs and gears.  In the past, the mine was also a significant source for Uranium.  The mine itself is a series of linear open pits that follow the ore-bearing rocks.  The pits are relatively shallow for an industrial mine, approximately 30-50 meters deep.  It has been reported that only 1% of the Beryllium in the deposit has been mined so far.  The majority of Tiffany Stone is viewed as a Beryllium ore and so is crushed to release the metal.   Most pieces of Tiffany stone only contain a tiny percentage of Beryllium, usually no more than 1-2%.  Only a very small amount of Tiffany Stone is sold to collectors as decorative pieces or for healing stones, making it both rare and relatively expensive.  

Enhancements: All Tiffany Stones are fully natural, enhanced only by cutting and polishing. 

Synonyms: Opalized Fluorite, Opal Fluorite, Bertrandite, Purple Passion, Ice-cream Stone

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Tiffany Stone, Brush Wellman Beryllium Mine

History of Tiffany Stone

Tiffany Stone is a product of the Brush Wellman Beryllium Mine in Utah USA, established in 1970.  Virtually all Tiffany Stone is crushed to produce Beryllium, a rare metal.  On a few occasions, the mine has allowed collectors to gather Tiffany Stone with the intent of selling it on the market as a unique purple gem.  The mine itself is not interested in Tiffany Stone since it is economically insignificant when compared to the precious Beryllium inside it. Beryllium is mainly purchased by the aviation and space industries.  It is expensive and toxic, but unparalleled as an aerospace material because it is both strong and lightweight.  It is frequently used to build spaceships and satellites.

There are two competing stories for how Tiffany Stone got its name.  One story is that the stone was named for Tiffany Harris, the daughter of a Utah miner who was gave some of the purple gems when she was a child.  This story seems plausible, but there are no written records to verify it, only antidotal stories.  The second name origin story is that it was named for Tiffany and Company, the famous luxury retailer known for its fine jewelry and stained glassware.  However, the  New York company has never been associated with the mine or the stone, despite the fact the the jewelry company often names and markets unique gemstones.  If it were named for the company, it is odd that Tiffany and Co. hasn’t acknowledged the compliment. 

For more information see: Fluorite and Opal

Photos: Beryllium

Ethically Sourced Tiffany Stone

 

The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer.

The Gem Dealer sells to a Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is short and transparent.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries with one middleman involved. 

 

 

The Mine

This Tiffany Stone comes from the Brush Wellman Beryllium Mine in Utah, USA

It is an industrial pit mine with safe conditions for miners.

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

 

The Lapidary

This Tiffany Stone was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I have been doing business with this source since 2014.  They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source.  The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons.  Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it.  The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally.  For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners.  The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.  Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin.  For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly.  As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them.  However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

In some cases, like with Tiffany Stone it is easy to see the supply chain in action, since both the tumbler and the rough gem dealer sell at the Tucson Gem Show.  Since both groups are there for several weeks every winter, it is only natural that they interact and do business.

Safe Handling of Tiffany Stone

Tiffany Stone

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Tiffany Stone

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Brush Wellman Beryllium Mine, Utah, USA

Polishing Method: Drum polished, sliced and then drum polished again. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: A combination of purple and/or dark blue, mixed with white and/or grey.
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Flat slices, mostly rectangles
  • Size: Average size is 1.25 in / 32 mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average size is 0.4 oz / 11 g / 56 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Reviews

  1. Daniel N. (Maine)

    My heart exploded. Love this store.

  2. closedbook84

    A stone of my own name and boy do I resonate well with the combination of intuition and rationality this stone embodies. It’s stunning!

  3. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The Tiffany stone is very beautiful! I love the cloud-like wisps of purple color! It’s also much lighter and opally feeling that a lot of other Tiffany stones I’ve come across (which is awesome because I love the feel of opal)! Shipped quickly and well packed! Thank you!

  4. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    The Tiffany stone is very beautiful! I love the cloud-like wisps of purple color! It’s also much lighter and opally feeling that a lot of other Tiffany stones I’ve come across (which is awesome because I live the feel of opal). The other Tiffany stones I’ve come across are heavy and metallic. I don’t feel as comfortable holding or feeling them. Differing levels of beryllium? That’s all I can think of off of the top of my head.

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